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d71658 ly 70 years ago. >>> christianity teaches us forgiveness, and second chances. i'm not saying i'll be perfect, that nobody who received clemency will ever do nothing wrong. i'm not infallible and nobody else is, but i am very comfortable and totally at peace with these pardons. >> jennifer: that's former mississippi governor haley barbour, defending his con trover shall decision to hand down 200 pardons. i too am a strong believer in second chances, and when i was governor of michigan i issued orders for nearly 200 which is the state record. toni bunton is one of the people i felt deserved a second chance. she spent more than 16 years behind bars for her part in a drug deal that ended in murder but in 2009 after a lot of deliberation i decided to free toni from her 25 to 50-year sentence. and tonight toni is joining us from detroit. toni welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you for inviting me. >> jennifer: so tell us what have you been doing since your sentence was commuted? >> i graduated from the university of michigan with a master'
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, and yet there are virtues that flow within the current of all of our lives that connect us, and surely chief among them is forgiveness. if we have the capacity to forgive, then we have reason for hope. palestinians and israelis who must at times feel they have not one thing in common they are feeling the exact same thing, hope that thesis -- the creasefire holds, and as connected as we all are we hope right along with them. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: we are in "the war room," but there is good news out of the middle east tonight, which is that the region is calm for the first time in eight days. there are no rocket blasts piercing the quiet night. there are no missiles streaking across the sky mother on both sides of the border can look up at the same bright star and breathe just a little bit easy ere because their children are safe. hamas and israel have agreed to a ceasefire for the moment. each side launched about 1500 strikes, and there were violent protests in the west bank in which one palestinian was killed. the final straw was the bombing of a c